Al Cabrera

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Al Cabrera
Al Cabrera.jpg
Shortstop
Born: (1881-05-11)May 11, 1881
Canary Islands, Spain
Died: 1964
Batabanó, Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 16, 1913 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
May 16, 1913 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Games played 1
At bats 2
Teams

Alfredo A. Cabrera (born May 11, 1881 in the Canary Islands, Spain - 1964) was a major league shortstop. His nickname was Pájaro, which is Spanish for "Bird."

He played his one and only major league game on May 16, 1913. He went a disappointing 0–2 at the plate in that game. However, he did make history as he became the first Spanish-born and also the first and even to this day only African-born major leaguer.

Cabrera played in the Cuban League from 1901 to 1920 and was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942. He also managed in the Cuban League and won a championship in the winter of 1915/16 as manager of the Almendares team.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Figueredo 2003, pp. 117–119, 485, 508.

References[edit]

  • Figueredo, Jorge S. (2003), Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878–1961, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-1250-X .

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